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Friday, June 11th, 2021

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Make-A-Wish® Trailblaze for Wishes.
Everyday from May 19, 2021 - Jul 28, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Make-A-Wish® Trailblaze for Wishes is a 10-week virtual challenge, which asks you to Hike, Walk, or Run your chosen challenge distance: 50K, 100K, or 200K. You set the pace, time, and destination. Get outdoors, track your kilometres, and raise funds to help children with critical illnesses. By participating and fundraising, you help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in the community who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. A wish experience can truly change a child's life, and you can help!
Location:Virtual
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Youth Activities
Link:makeawishca.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=2061&eventID=876
Butterfield Acres - the Real Farm Experience!.
Everyday from May 21, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Drop in for a visit at Butterfield Acres, Calgary's Best Farmyard! Come and visit the cutest farm babies in the world, little goats! And lambs, and piglets, and chicks, and more! Be prepared to have your heart melted. Must pre-purchase timed tickets online. Your family can visit the Spring babies on the farm until June. Open weekdays: 10am to 2pm and weekends: 10am to 4pm.
Location:Butterfield Acres: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:butterfieldacres.com
Calgary Zoo - "Dinosaurs: Awakened".
Everyday from Jun 10, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Based on the success of the past “Dinosaurs Alive” exhibit, the Calgary Zoo is introducing 26 new realistic animatronic dinosaurs (across 17 species) within Prehistoric Park, from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, covering the zoo’s regions including Canada, Asia, Africa, South America, and Antarctica. The exhibit, designed to educate, as well as entertain, encourages visitors to go on an immersive journey through the newly designed Prehistoric Park to experience what it may have been like to roam the Earth with the dinosaurs, while inspiring action to prevent the loss of endangered species today. “Dinosaurs: Awakened” will be viewable within Prehistoric Park until October 31, and is included in the price of daily admission. Tickets can be purchased from the Calgary Zoo website.
Location:Calgary Zoo - North Entrance: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryzoo.com
WP Puppet Theatre's DIY Puppet Projects.
Everyday from Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Visit WP Puppet Theatre's website for DIY Puppet Projects that are free, fun for the whole family, and sure to spark creativity! Make sure to tag @WPPuppet in your DIYs to be featured on social media. Plus, information about puppet-making infused educational programming! Check out the online store for unique items.
Location:Online
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:wppuppet.com
Calaway Park: Open for Another Season of Family Fun!.
Everyday from Jun 19, 2021 - Sep 6, 2021 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Celebrating 40 years of family fun! Enjoy 32 family-friendly rides. High energy entertainment. Tempting treats, and more! Calaway Park is Western Canada's largest outdoor amusement park and has something for everyone!
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calawaypark.com
Enjoy Free Admission to Glenbow Museum.
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jun 24, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Glenbow Museum has reopened! To celebrate, they are offering free admission from June 24 to 26. You must reserve timed-tickets before arrival to maintain safe physical distancing in the museum.
Location:Glenbow Museum: 130, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events
Link:glenbow.org/visit/hours-admission
Wagonstage Children's Theatre Presents, Bev the Builder.
Everyday from Jun 27, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Please visit the website for performance dates. Bev the Builder follows the story of a young beaver named Bev living in a river with her parents. Bev is trying to learn how to fix a hole that has formed in her dam, but the water in the river is moving fast, and the sticks keep getting washed away. Her parents leave Bev to keep trying while they look for sticks in the forest. Frustrated yet determined, Bev sets out on her own to find more sticks so she may continue trying. Wagonstage Children’s Theatre is part of the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. There are 2 shows a day at 10am and 11:30am. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.
Cost:$20.00
Location:containR Art Park: 1020, 2 Avenue NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:springboardperformance.com/events/bev-the-beaver-wagonstage-june-27
Hit the Links for Family Fun.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jun 30, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
June 30 to August 29. Wednesdays to Fridays, Noon to 7pm. Saturdays & Sundays, 10am to 5pm. WinSport's fun and intermediate 18-hole outdoor course will challenge all ages and abilities. It is a great way to get outdoors with your household. WinSport requires participants to be members of the same household or your two close contacts if you live alone. Mini Golf is $30 + GST (for up to five people from the same household or your two close contacts if you live alone). The course will take up to 60 minutes to complete. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Cost:$30.00
Location:WinSport: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Category:Family Fun
Link:winsport.ca/explore-winsport/current-activities/mini-golf/
National Music Centre to Reopen Studio Bell on July 1.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 1, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021 at 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
National Music Centre to Reopen Studio Bell on July 1! Enjoy free admission on Canada Day and four weekends in July! The reopening will coincide with two significant milestones: Canada Day celebrations and Studio Bell’s five-year anniversary. From July 2 to 25, admission will be free on weekends. Reserve your tickets online. Tickets must be booked in advance and arrivals must be on time to ensure entry at preferred time. Studio Bell will be open July 1 to July 4 for its extended opening weekend from 10am to 5pm. It will then be open on Saturdays and Sundays only from 10am to 5pm, operating at reduced capacity until further notice.
Location:Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre: 850, 4 Street SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:studiobell.ca/general-admission
Canada Day Family Celebration in Cochrane.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Join Cochrane & Area Events Society for a mix of live and virtual events this Canada Day in Cochrane! Watch their Facebook page for all the details (including maps for the parades and food trucks). There will be contests, entertainment, and a special live performance on Facebook by George Canyon! Noon to 4pm: Community Parades, Artisan Market at The Social Spot (609, 1 Street West), Scavenger Hunt, Bike Rally, Trivia Walk, and more! Noon to 6pm: Food trucks. 4 to 7pm: Virtual entertainment and dignitary messages. 7pm: Headliner George Canyon's live performance on Facebook. 11pm: Fireworks (Location to be confirmed).
Location:Mix of live and virtual events in Cochrane
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:facebook.com/CochraneEvents/
Calgary Zoo - ZooNights.
Everyday from Jul 2, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Takes place July 2 & 3. Keep the Canada Day celebrations rolling with a visit to the wildest place in the city: the Calgary Zoo! ZooNights is back and better than ever - we're talking booze*, bento boxes, and buskers! The zoo will be open late, so you can enjoy your favorite animals and the beautiful grounds a little longer. Whether you make it a date night or you bring the whole family, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't forget, you'll be directly supporting the Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives through your admission, so it's a win-win! *Must be legal drinking age - everyone will be ID'd.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryzoo.com/events/zoonights
Summer Fun at Calgary Farmyard!.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 2, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Looking for something to do with your summer days? Summer is the perfect time to visit the Calgary Farmyard. The lines are shorter and the days are just as much fun! Capture the perfect photo in the Sunflower Fields and be the first to take the 11-Acre Corn Maze Adventure for a spin! Come and see the barnyard babies. From the young to the young at heart, there's hours of fun for everyone. Zip through the zip lines, jump on the jumping pillows, and play on 25+ attractions!
Location:Calgary Farmyard: 284022 Township Road 224, Rocky View, AB, T1X 0J6
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryfarmyard.com
Join Calgary Parks for Wetland Wonders at Carburn Park.
> Friday Jul 9, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Two Sessions: 11am to 12:30pm and 1:30 to 3pm. Are you ready to learn all about the wonders of wetlands? Join Calgary Parks to explore these natural spaces and the wildlife that call them home. Discover why wetlands are important and get an up-close view of the amazing critters that live below the surface during a pond dip. This program is free! Participants must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required. Recommended for family cohorts with children aged 5 to 12.
Location:Carburn Park: 67 Riverview Drive SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/free
The Calgary Stampede Parade - Where It All Begins!.
> Friday Jul 9, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:00 am
The Stampede Parade is an iconic part of Calgary’s cultural identity. The Parade entertains the community with a showcase of colorful floats, majestic horses, and high-energy marching bands! This year’s Parade will travel through Stampede Park prior to the Park opening on the morning of July 9. The parade will still feature many of the things you know and love, including floats, marching bands, and many mounted riders without in-person spectators. Enjoy the Parade from the comfort of your living room through a special broadcast live on Global News and streamed live on globalnews.ca/calgary and YouTube.
Location:Online
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:globalnews.ca/calgary
The Mustard Seed's Stampede BBQ in a Box.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 9, 2021 - Jul 11, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Celebrate the Stampede Your Way! Purchase your Stampede BBQ in a box and enjoy a delicious pulled pork meal from Calgary's pit master Big Ts BBQ and Smokehouse. This kit has everything you need for a Stampede Party! Each box includes a homemade pulled pork meal kit from Big Ts’ BBQ and Smokehouse, beverages from Annex Ale and Partake Brewing, children's activities, and place settings. Choose from a meal of two or four people. Choose any pick-up day from July 9, 10, 11, 14*, 15*, 16, or 17 and choose your preferred pick-up time at 4:30pm or 5:30pm. *Pick-up at Big Ts BBQ in Deer Ridge. All other pick-up dates are at 106, 11 Avenue SW. To order your Stampede BBQ in a Box, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:theseed.ca/stampedebbqinabox
The Mustard Seed's Stampede BBQ in a Box.
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 14, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Celebrate the Stampede Your Way! Purchase your Stampede BBQ in a box and enjoy a delicious pulled pork meal from Calgary's pit master Big Ts BBQ and Smokehouse. This kit has everything you need for a Stampede Party! Each box includes a homemade pulled pork meal kit from Big Ts’ BBQ and Smokehouse, beverages from Annex Ale and Partake Brewing, children's activities, and place settings. Choose from a meal of two or four people. Choose any pick-up day from July 9, 10, 11, 14*, 15*, 16, or 17 and choose your preferred pick-up time at 4:30pm or 5:30pm. *Pick-up at Big Ts BBQ in Deer Ridge. All other pick-up dates are at 106, 11 Avenue SW. To order your Stampede BBQ in a Box, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:theseed.ca/stampedebbqinabox
Join Calgary Parks for Wetland Wonders at Confederation Park.
> Friday Jul 16, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Two sessions: 11am to 12:30pm and 1 to 3:30pm. Are you ready to learn all about the wonders of wetlands? Join Calgary Parks to explore these natural spaces and the wildlife that call them home. Discover why wetlands are important and get an up-close view of the amazing critters that live below the surface during a pond dip. This program is free. Participants must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required. Recommended for family cohorts with children aged 5 to 12.
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Oxford Learning Stampede Breakfast.
> Friday Jul 16, 2021 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oxford Learning is following government regulations closely. Please wear a mask and follow health and safety guidelines for this event. Due to COVID, they might switch to grab n’ go style, depending on government regulations. Stay tuned and follow their Facebook Page for first-hand information.
Location:Oxford Learning: 6404 Old Banff Coach Road SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events
Link:stampedebreakfast.ca/event/oxford-free-stampede-breakfast
Prolific Sports House Stampede Breakfast.
> Friday Jul 16, 2021 at 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Prolific Sports House is hosting their first ever annual Stampede breakfast! Come on down to enjoy a free breakfast, music, and other Stampede events!
Location:Prolific Sports House: 120 - 8489, 40 St SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events
Link:stampedebreakfast.ca/event/prolific-stampede-breakfast
Creekfest - Reimagined.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Friends of Fish Creek invite your family to experience the Second Annual Creekfest - Reimagined! Creekfest - Reimagined will comprise of a week of free online presentations and performances from partnering organizations. Through these online presentations, like-minded conservation organizations can provide in-depth information on topics relevant to nature and conservation. While the format of Creekfest has changed to meet the current health situation, the focus of this very special event has stayed the same: raising awareness about nature, conservation, healthy watersheds and Alberta’s beautiful Provincial parks! Visit the website or Facebook page for a schedule of events and updates.
Location:Facebook Live, Zoom, YouTube, Social Media, and more!
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:friendsoffishcreek.org/event/creekfest/
Calgary Folk Music Festival.
Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 22, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Held at Calgary's idyllic Prince’s Island Park, the Calgary Folk Music Festival is a four-day family-friendly cultural and musical extravaganza. Some 70 artists from Alberta, Canada, and the world perform on six daytime and two evening stages in concerts and sessions - unpredictable mash-ups where artists collaborate in unique and unexpected ways, sharing songs and stories.
Location:Prince's Island Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:calgaryfolkfest.com
Join Calgary Parks for Wetland Wonders at Stanley Park.
> Friday Jul 30, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Two sessions: 11am to 12:30pm and 1 to 3:30pm. Are you ready to learn all about the wonders of wetlands? Join Calgary Parks to explore these natural spaces and the wildlife that call them home. Discover why wetlands are important and get an up-close view of the amazing critters that live below the surface during a pond dip. Programs are free and will be held at Ralph Klein Park and other local parks in the city. Participants must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required. Recommended for family cohorts with children aged 5 to 12.
Location:Stanley Park: 330, 42 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/free

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